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Postby matmat » Sat May 22, 2004 6:30 pm

so what you're saying is that he has to pretend to regrip when he is t hrowing a splitter?
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Postby fantasyfiend » Sat May 22, 2004 6:32 pm

Dude, you are so wrong its laughable.

He go's into the glove with the same grip on the ball everytime, i didn't see him throw a pitch without the wiggle action in the glove the whole game.

The color commentary makes one comment about it due to circulated rumors from the games he got shelled in against boston, and you come running in on here trying to sound smart.

tipping pitches is another overly used sports cliche. there are way to many baseball minds from managers to position players to his own catcher watching what he is doing on the mound... if there was even remotely any clue he was "tipping" his pitches, management would make the necesarry adjustments.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat May 22, 2004 6:32 pm

Or just go onto the mound with a different grip...
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Postby sosafan » Sat May 22, 2004 6:33 pm

The Red Sox DO Kill HIm
They definitely have his number-
Hopefully guru Connors has Jose's head on tighter...
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Postby Raf » Sat May 22, 2004 7:00 pm

Not like tipping pitches is a major problem that can't be corrected...
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Postby mikey » Sat May 22, 2004 7:21 pm

It's ok to pick him up and start him.

Let me explain -- he only seems to suck when he's on my team and I'm starting him. Since I dropped him, he should evolve into a stud.

(and to think, I'm actually thinking of picking him up... don't worry though, I'll be sure to let everyone know before I do).
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Sat May 22, 2004 7:29 pm

mikey wrote:It's ok to pick him up and start him.

Let me explain -- he only seems to suck when he's on my team and I'm starting him. Since I dropped him, he should evolve into a stud.

(and to think, I'm actually thinking of picking him up... don't worry though, I'll be sure to let everyone know before I do).


good looking out, Mikey ;-D

And for those S Green owners, I'll let you know when I drop him ..because when I do he'll start hitting.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sat May 22, 2004 8:50 pm

Members Only Jackets wrote:
mikey wrote:It's ok to pick him up and start him.

Let me explain -- he only seems to suck when he's on my team and I'm starting him. Since I dropped him, he should evolve into a stud.

(and to think, I'm actually thinking of picking him up... don't worry though, I'll be sure to let everyone know before I do).


good looking out, Mikey ;-D

And for those S Green owners, I'll let you know when I drop him ..because when I do he'll start hitting.


Please drop him NOW. :~(
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Postby d18Mike » Sun May 23, 2004 3:09 am

I don't think he's all that inexplicable ... he's a pitcher with great stuff from the neck down. And that is enough to get by on many occasions.
But as Yogi says, 90% of the game is half mental.

You can't be a great ML pitcher if your head isnt screwed on right. Love his stuff. Hate his approach.
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Postby matmat » Sun May 23, 2004 3:39 am

d18Mike wrote:I don't think he's all that inexplicable ... he's a pitcher with great stuff from the neck down. And that is enough to get by on many occasions.
But as Yogi says, 90% of the game is half mental.

You can't be a great ML pitcher if your head isnt screwed on right. Love his stuff. Hate his approach.


well... isn't the catcher partially responsible for the stuff that gets thrown?
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